kd lang sings Leonard Cohen song Hallelujah at Vancouver Winter Olympics opening ceremonies (lyrics) (video)

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Tonight in Vancouver is not the first time kd lang has been in the spotlight, singing Hallelujah by Leonard Cohen.  (SEE PHOTOS HERE)

Still, the song sure did resonate on a somber-tinged night when hope was mixed with sadness, when an abundance of atheletes were ready to compete in the Olympic Winter Games while one of their comrades had fallen, killed in one of the sporting events the others would still need to conquer.

Nobody will forget kd lang and her haunting rendition of Hallelujah. I am including the lyrics here as well as a video of kd lang singing Hallelujah at another event where she chose the same Leonard Cohen song with the same reaction: Awe mixed with emotion, a chance to reflect, a hope for change, a look at the good even in the face of the bad.

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Here are Leonard Cohen’s lyrics for for k.d. lang’s song from the 2010 Olympics called Hallelujah:

“Hallelujah”

Now I’ve heard there was a secret chord
That David played, and it pleased the Lord
But you don’t really care for music, do you?
It goes like this
The fourth, the fifth
The minor fall, the major lift
The baffled king composing Hallelujah
Hallelujah
Hallelujah
Hallelujah
Hallelujah

Your faith was strong but you needed proof
You saw her bathing on the roof
Her beauty and the moonlight overthrew you
She tied you
To a kitchen chair
She broke your throne, and she cut your hair
And from your lips she drew the Hallelujah

Baby I have been here before
I know this room, I’ve walked this floor
I used to live alone before I knew you.
I’ve seen your flag on the marble arch
Love is not a victory march
It’s a cold and it’s a broken Hallelujah

Hallelujah, Hallelujah
Hallelujah, Hallelujah

There was a time you let me know
What’s really going on below
But now you never show it to me, do you?
And remember when I moved in you
The holy dove was moving too
And every breath we drew was Hallelujah

Hallelujah, Hallelujah
Hallelujah, Hallelujah

You say I took the name in vain
I don’t even know the name
But if I did, well really, what’s it to you?
There’s a blaze of light
In every word
It doesn’t matter which you heard
The holy or the broken Hallelujah

Hallelujah, Hallelujah
Hallelujah, Hallelujah

I did my best, it wasn’t much
I couldn’t feel, so I tried to touch
I’ve told the truth, I didn’t come to fool you
And even though
It all went wrong
I’ll stand before the Lord of Song
With nothing on my tongue but Hallelujah

Hallelujah, Hallelujah
Hallelujah, Hallelujah
Hallelujah, Hallelujah
Hallelujah, Hallelujah
Hallelujah, Hallelujah
Hallelujah, Hallelujah
Hallelujah, Hallelujah
Hallelujah, Hallelujah
Hallelujah

 

 

Here is kd lang singing Hallelujah at an Elton John concert during the Juno awards in 2005 in Winnepeg:

 

 

 

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